This yoga teacher training program is a practical and comprehensive one that aims to deepen your understanding.
The basic sequencing and style of the asana practice will be that of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. However, respecting individual abilities and limitations there will be some variations to the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa routine. Ultimately, this course will help the students nurture their own individuality.
Each student will receive a training manual to be used throughout the course, and be given a workbook to document personal discoveries, studies and thoughts which should be handed in for assessment at the end of the course. All trainees who successfully complete the course to the required standard will receive their certificate at the end of the training at the closing ceremony.
There is no pre-requisite to attend this course although we ask that you come with a beginners mind so that the usual ideas, judgments, habits etc do not interrupt the learning process.
Through this 200hr intensive, internationally certified, rapid learning method, you will gain a deep understanding of the practice of yoga asanas, philosophy, anatomy, and meditation.
The Himalaya Yoga Valley school is a member of and adheres to the standards (including those set out for the 200 Hr Teacher Training) of Yoga Alliance, The World Yoga Council, The international Yoga Federation and the Asian Union of Yoga. The standards of these organizations are maintained and often exceeded. Upon successful completion, the students become IRYTs (International Registered Yoga Teachers) and go on to use the trademark. The school is an RYS (Registered Yoga School) and an IRYO (international Yoga Organization) through the above mentioned organizations..
About the Teacher & Instructors:
Expert instructor and teacher Lalit has been practicing yoga for the last fifteen years and teaching nationally and internationally. He has trained students from all walks of life from all over the world with his self developed, easy to learn style. Lalit adopts an open and friendly approach to yoga teaching.
Lalit has studied Ashtanga and Hatha yoga from the age of seven at the traditional yoga school Gurukulam. He has studied and been initiated with well known Yoga Master Swami Veda Bharati, the disciple of Swami Rama of The Himalayas.
His teaching comes from the heart making it distinctive and unique.
Lalit teaches extensively throughout Europe and Asia bringing his unique traditional yoga style to enthusiasts globally. He runs regular Yoga workshops and retreats in various destinations such as Croatia, Germany, Sweden and Bali throughout the year.
The course instructors are quite progressive and come from various lineages of yoga and therefore a fusion of different styles (Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, Iyengar, Dynamic Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga) may be apparent in the course. However, the main teachings are derived from Patanjali's eightfold system of Ashtanga yoga which offers a comprehensive study, guide and exploration of the true self.
The studio over looks a stunning valley where eagles nest in this verdant and lush landscape dotted with Hindu and Buddhist temples. It also looks out onto the Himalayan snow capped peaks; making for unforgettable sunrises.
The studio in McLeodganj offers the perfect location to undertake Teacher Training. Mcleod Ganj, also the home of the Dalai Lama, has often been described as a yogi's paradise as it is home to so many diverse spiritual communities. All this in the backdrop of the inspirational Himalayas, which are themselves rich in Yogic history. This setting greatly complements the learning and enables our students to really connect with themselves on the spiritual, emotional and physical journey that is provided through this Yoga Teacher Training Course.